Atlanta Football Host Committee and College Football Playoff Foundation announce partnership for Extra Yard 5K

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(Atlanta, GA) – The Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) and College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation today announced a partnership with Atlanta Track Club to host the Extra Yard 5K, the official road race of the College Football Playoff. All proceeds benefit Extra Yard for Teachers, the CFP Foundation’s primary platform that elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering quality teachers.

The race, scheduled for Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 8 a.m., starts and finishes within the Championship Campus footprint in downtown Atlanta. The 5K is one of many community events leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

“We’ve been delighted how this race has grown over its first three years,” said Britton Banowsky, executive director of the CFP Foundation. “The partnership that the AFHC has helped forge with Atlanta Track Club will elevate this event to the next level. Our goal is to engage fans with its fun and energetic atmosphere, and, of course, raise funds to support teachers.”

The 5K includes live entertainment, activities with race sponsors and a post-race awards ceremony where the top overall male and female finishers will each win two (2) tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Registration for the Extra Yard 5K is now open and includes two (2) tickets to Playoff Fan Central, a participant shirt, finisher’s medal and an entry into the drawing for game tickets. There is a special discount available for teachers with the promo code “TEACHER” when registering. The registration pricing timeline is as follows:

  • Going on now – $25 with a $5 discount with the code TEACHER
  • November 28 – $30 with a $10 discount with the code TEACHER
  • January 1 – $35 with a $15 discount with the code TEACHER

Discount eligibility restrictions apply. Valid faculty or school staff ID and photo identification required at packet pick-up. Limit one discount per faculty/staff ID and offer is non-transferrable.

Register for the Extra Yard 5K at this link:

About the Atlanta Football Host Committee
Formed in 2016, the Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) serves as an extension of College Football Playoff administration in the local community. The organization is responsible for assisting with the planning and production of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship and accompanying fan events. The AFHC is comprised of local leaders in business, sports and tourism and its mission is to host a one-of-a-kind Championship experience for student-athletes, university representatives, media and college football fans. For more information, visit:

About the College Football Playoff Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers
The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is the charitable arm of the College Football Playoff and supports education and teachers across the country. The CFP Foundation creates multiple partnerships to execute its initiatives and support positive educational outcomes. The Foundation’s primary philanthropic initiative, Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT), elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering quality teachers through the development and implementation of programs in three key focus areas: direct provision of resources, teacher recognition, and professional development training.

About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 27,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race ( – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit

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